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Live Reporting

Michael Emons and Becky Grey

All times stated are UK

  1. Thanks and goodbye

    So another disappointing day for British tennis. But the singles tournaments continue without any British interest.

    We will have live radio commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra from 12:00 BST on Wednesday with live text as well throughout the afternoon.

    Thanks for your company and until next time, goodbye for now.

  2. Watson loses as British interest ends - read the report

    Heather Watson

    Heather Watson was unable to prolong British interest in the French Open singles after losing her first-round match to France's Fiona Ferro.

    Watson, 28, was the final Briton in the draws after five of her compatriots were beaten on the opening two days.

    But the world number 58 lost 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 to Ferro, who is ranked nine places higher in the world. Watson's defeat means she has not won a match since the professional game returned in early August.

    The Guernsey player competed at a decent level against the in-form Ferro, but their contrasting form coming into the Grand Slam event in Paris appeared to prove decisive.

    Ferro, 23, has climbed into the world's top 50 for the first time on the back of winning a clay-court title at the Palermo Open last month. That added confidence is what seemed to give her the upper hand in a pivotal first-set tie-break from which Watson could not recover.

    The pair continued to be evenly matched in the second set, but again it was Ferro who edged the crucial moments.

  3. Rybakina next for Ferro

    By the way, Fiona Ferro, who's just knocked out Heather Watson, will now take on 14th seed Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan.

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    Croatia's Donna Vekic is another seed in the women's singles to fall. She was the 26th seed but fell to a 6-3 6-4 loss to Irina Bara of Romania.

    Tunisia's Ons Jabeur, seeded 30, was another player in trouble but she recovered after losing the first set to triumph 4-6 6-3 6-1 against Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan.

  5. Elsewhere...

    Sofia Kenin, the fourth-seeded American, has battled through against Russia's Ludmilla Samsonova, winning 6-4 3-6 6-3.

    But it's bad news for another American as 21st seed Jennifer Brady is out, losing a titanic battle played over two hours and 45 minutes as Denmark's Clara Tauson won with a 6-4 3-6 9-7 success.

    It was easy for 14th seed Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan though as she thrashed Romania's Sorana Cirstea 6-0 6-3.

  6. Djokovic makes rapid French Open start - read the report

    Novak Djokovic hits a forehand

    Novak Djokovic laid down the challenge to his French Open rivals by only dropping five games in a first-round win against Sweden's Mikael Ymer.

    The Serb top seed, who is bidding for an 18th Grand Slam and a second French Open, eased to a 6-0 6-2 6-3 victory against the world number 80. After cruising to a 20-minute opening set, Djokovic ruthlessly maintained his level to win in an hour and 38 minutes.

    "My ambition is to fight for the title here," he said. "It's just the start of the tournament, I just want to play one match at a time."

    Ricardas Berankis will be Djokovic's next opponent in Paris after the Lithuanian world number 66 beat Bolivia's Hugo Dellien 6-1 6-4 6-4 to tee up the opportunity to become the first player to beat the Serb on the court this year.

    The world number one's only defeat in 2020 came when he was defaulted from his US Open last-16 match against Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta after hitting a line judge with a ball.

    Djokovic is considered one of the clear favourites - alongside Spain's 12-time champion Rafael Nadal and Austria's two-time runner-up Dominic Thiem - to win the men's singles at the delayed clay-court Grand Slam.

  7. Game, set and match - Fiona Ferro

    Ferro 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 Watson

    Six British players started the singles' events at the French Open. Halfway through the third day and they've all fallen at the first hurdle.

    Heather Watson was the last one standing but not anymore as she sends a forehand wide. She loses and Fiona Ferro of France advances into the last 64.

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    Watson into the net. Match point Fiona Ferro.

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    *Ferro 7-6 (7-4) 5-4 Watson

    Watson pulls a forehand wide and she's 30-0 down after an earlier ace from Ferro. Two more points for the home player and she's through.

  10. Game, set and match Djokovic

    Djokovic 6-0 6-2 6-3 Ymer

    And he does it with a break.

    Djokovic hits a forehand winner to break Mikael Ymer's serve and wrap up victory in an hour and 38 minutes. A routine win.

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    *Ferro 7-6 (7-4) 5-4 Watson

    Watson holds, but Fiona Ferro of France is now serving to win the match and advance into the second round. It's now or never for Watson.

  12. Ferro also one game away

    Ferro 7-6 (7-4) 5-3 Watson*

    Watson into the net with a backhand return and Ferro holds to move one game away from the victory.

    British interest in this year's French Open singles events could be ending by 17:00 BST on day three.

  13. Djokovic one game away

    Djokovic 6-0 6-2 5-3 Ymer*

    Some ferocious serving helps Djokovic to a hold to love. Victory is in sight now.

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    *Ferro 7-6 (7-4) 4-3 Watson

    Ferro's forehand has been in fine form today. Fifteen winners, compared to just four from the Brit.

  15. Djokovic goes ahead again

    *Djokovic 6-0 6-2 4-3 Ymer

    Well that was short-lived.

    Djokovic immediately breaks back. It looks like victory is inevitable for the top seed.

  16. Ferro breaks

    *Ferro 7-6 (7-4) 4-3 Watson

    Heather Watson is now in a world of trouble. She saved one break point but goes long when faced with a second.

    Ferro is now a set and a break up. Two holds of serve for her and she will be into the second round. Watson with it all to do.

  17. Ymer breaks back

    Djokovic 6-0 6-2 3-3 Ymer*


    Ymer sets himself up the break-point chance as he comes to the net and plays a backhand cross-court winner.

    The Swede takes his opportunity and gets things back on track in the third set.

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    Ferro 7-6 (7-4) 3-3 Watson*

    Ferro into the net and that is one of two break points saved by Watson. 30-40.

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    Ferro 7-6 (7-4) 3-3 Watson*

    Ferro dances into the net and with Watson stranded sends away a backhand to move to 15-40 and two break points.

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    Ferro 7-6 (7-4) 3-3 Watson*

    We had a couple of breaks in a row, one that was nearly a break and now a few more routine games.

    A lovely two-handed backhand down the line, seconds after a double fault, sees Ferro take the game. 3-3.

    The first set was decided by a tie-break, that's looking like where we're going for the second too.